11th November 2015
On Remembrance Day 2015 music student Ellie Watson, formerly of Selby High School, played the Last Post and students and staff at York College observed a two minute silence to honour the fallen.
The act of remembrance was led by the College’s Uniformed Public Services students. Second year student Brandon Kitt (aged 17), formerly of Canon Lee School, said: “Normally the College is a busy place, with a lively atmosphere but at 11am on Armistice Day the whole College stopped - it was a poignant moment. I think the least we can do is to take time out to remember those who have served in conflicts around the world.”
Studying Uniformed Public Services equips students with an understanding of the skills and knowledge required to embark on a career in the Police, Army or other uniformed public services. Students learn about war and conflict, leadership, government policies, teamwork, international institutions and human rights, as well as participating in outdoor and adventurous activities.
Student Ryan Watts (18), formerly of Huntington School, hopes to go into the Royal Marines or the Police Force. He says: “It is important to remember those who sacrificed have their lives in the service of our country. Because of them we have the freedom to live the lives we have today.”
Student Vincentzo Logozzi (17), formerly of Market Weighton School, says his great uncle fought in World War II with the Italians. He comments: “I feel a sense of duty to remember. It’s important to encourage younger generations to acknowledge the two minute silence, we should not forget the sacrifices made in the two world wars.”